A Dialogue Between Scipio and Bergansa, Two Dogs Belonging to the City of Toledo,1; Giving an Account of Their Lives and Adventures, with Their Reflections on the Lives, Humours, and Employments of the Masters They Lived with

A Dialogue Between Scipio and Bergansa, Two Dogs Belonging to the City of Toledo,1; Giving an Account of Their Lives and Adventures, with Their Reflections on the Lives, Humours, and Employments of the Masters They Lived with

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1767 edition. Excerpt: ...and yet we are as much dogs as ever, as yournay see; so that Canmc/m was a false deceiVenCan/zizarcs a lying, prating goffip, and Il/onzeila a silly; malicious beldam, with respect be it spoken; if she really is the mother of us both, or 'your's only; for I will not have her for my mother: I say then, that the literal and true meaning is a game ofhine-pins, wherein with ready 'diligenctt they throw down those which are standing, and set up those which are fallen; and this by'the... p..-hand._!_, 1. ( 90 )-l.. hand of-one who is able to do it. Considerthen, if in the course of our life we have ever seen them play at nine-pins, and if we have seen them, according to this, we. should have been changed into men. Berg. I own you are in the right, Scipio, and that you a_re wiser than I thought for;', and from what you have said, II begin to think and believe, that aH we have been; doing hitherto, and what we are doing now, is a dream, and that we are-really dogs; But however, let us enjoy as muchas we can, this gift of speech, which. We have, and this so great pre-eminencex of being; capable to discourse according to reason 5; and therefore do not be tired with hearin. me relate What happened. to. me amongg: the gipfies who hid me in the cave Scip. I hearken to you willingly, to oblige you. to give attention to me; when l-i relate to you, if heaven pleases, the ad-ventures of my life. Ber-.. I-employed myself While I was. with t e gipsies, to observe their fly tricks, and deceits, by which they imposed upon. people;-the great mischiefs they did, and; the thefts which the gipsies of both sexes; ractik, from almost the very moment.. ey leave off their blankets and are abletd gun alone: You.see. whatua. multitude there? ' 15?.-..__, .4'"'l. 6...show more

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  • Paperback | 38 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 86g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236763343
  • 9781236763341